May 17, 2012

Summer's Go to Look: Maxi Dresses

Maxi Dress: c/o Lamixx; Poncho Scarf; BCBGeneration (similar here and here); Purse: Tory Burch (similar here); Sandals; Urban Outfitters; Hat: Gap; Bracelets: Jcrewc/o SaintEve JewelryBelt: Urban Outfitters; Lipstick: Smashbox in PoutSunglasses: RayBan
A black maxi is one of my favorite wardrobe staples.  I really love this one from Lamixx.  There are just so many different ways you can wear them; it's like several outfits packed into one.  The simplest way to wear it is with a belt around the waist to give the dress some shape.  But you can always add to it with scarves (oh I absolutely love this high budget one), cardigans, denim vests, flowy cropped t-shirts, or just a statement necklace.  For a boho vacation look, I threw on this BCBGeneration poncho scarf.  I really love it's color, pattern and fringe detail.  It's perfect for summer, especially as a cover up for when I make it to the beach.  And I'm kinda loving the panama hat over the fedora these days for a cool summer hat.
What's your favorite way to wear a maxi dress?

33 comments:

Lindsey Burnam said...

I love the scarf paired with the black maxi dress! It is definitely a cute outfit!

Shabana said...

Loving this look! My fave way is to wear a maxi dress with lots of stacked bangles like I did here- http://www.thesilverkickdiaries.com/2012/02/black-maxi-dress.html xxx

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Lyndsay said...

This look is so cute. I love what you've done with the scarf! I recently got a black maxi dress, I can't wait to wear it!

Jessica Gitler said...

I love the way you styled this, that poncho scarf is super amazing, I want one and love the print and color of yours so much!!
jess
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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

WOW katie! this is my favorite look from you up to date! LOVE!

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

xXMaNdAXx said...

oh my you inspired me so much to try out more styles with my maxi dress. Never thought i could wear a scarf with it! I love my basic black maxi dress too.. it's soo comfy and versatile :) thanks x

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Tiffany* said...

Love how you are wearing the scarf! It almost looks like a jacket from the front. Very cute.
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Stephanie Marie said...

I have never seen a Maxi dress done that way! I will be pinning this for the near future! (Just Saying Hello from sevendaysandsunny.blogspot.com) p.s I’ve been a follower for a LONG time. Never miss your blog.

Emily said...

Love maxi dresses and you look amazing in this one. So cute!
Creamy

Kimberly said...

This is perfect summer style! Love how you put that scarf on top, but kept the shape with the belt...so cute!! :)

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Ashley said...

So cute, love how you belted the scarf!

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Stesha said...

I LOVE that hat, miss. and pairing the neon pink bracelet finishes off that outfit. Perf!!

xx
-S

Lace And Tulle said...

love this look!!!

LisaC said...

So pretty! That hat is awesome!

Kacie said...

Great idea to belt the scarf!

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Melanie Liliana said...

Omg this is amazing! I want that scarf poncho! I'm seriously considering buying it online!

Melanie

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Stephanie McCall said...

love this! I just bought some maxis today- can't wait to bust them out :)

Sarah Tucker said...

bomb shell! you're a sight for sore eyes miss katie!

i too love the maxi's. as someone with bird legs it does a good job of making me feel comfortable in my own skin. I feel the best in a maxi. (: and they are just so perfect for summer.

Perpetuity said...

I had never seen a poncho scarf till now. Love it! Great ideas for the maxi.

~Heather

.aubrey c. said...

With my bulging baby bump and a belt!

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Tereza said...

Super cute!!! love the colour of that poncho scarf!!
hugs

Ashley Aspinwall said...

love your hat and how you styled the scarf with the belt! i have been looking for the perfect summer hat ; )

xo SideSmile,
Ashley

Sarah said...

Cute cute cute! Absolutly love this!

Siboney2046 said...

I always love you simple and classy style!

Love,
Siboney2046
www.diariodiunexstacanovista.blogspot.it

Laura said...

Scarves are always a good way to change outfits!

XO

Lau
fallinlove.com.ar

thenewlime said...

I just did a post on Maxi skirts/dresses! Check out my fav picks from bloggers and fashionistas around the web!

http://thenewlime.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/style-creep-maxi-dress/

Jenna said...

I love how you belted the scarf over your maxi. Super cute. I am loving maxi's this summer as well, especially the maxi skirt with a cropped shirt over it. It's not only cute, but it's way comfy while still looking a bit dressy. Happy Friday!

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Rachel Lynne said...

Love the poncho scarf! Really adds a beautiful element to this chic outfit!

xoxo,
Rachel
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Becoming Refined said...

The scarf that you added is the perfect addition to the maxi dress, it's easy-going and looks effortless.

Raiana S @ lifeSTYLE said...

Beautiful! I absolutely love this look.

Raiana
lifeSTYLE
Rai Atelier - Etsy Shop

Sara Louise said...

I just ordered a patterned maxi from Old Navy and I can't wait until it arrives, but I know that I'm going to want one in every color... they're perfect for summer! :)

Elle Johns said...

I love scarf! :) Your blog is awesome-just became a member/follower of your blog. I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch. Happy Blogging!!! 



Elle xoxo


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Jess said...

Can you please tell us where you got your poncho scarf? PLEASE :)